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Job Reference: HAF-004598

Category Lead

  • Hammersmith & FulhamGreater London
  • £35 - £39 per hour
  • Temporary / Full Time

JOB DESCRIPTION
Seven Resourcing are looking for an experienced Category Lead for Hammersmith and Fulham Council. We need someone CIPS or MCIPS qualified that has equivalent experience with running complex tenders under public sector contract regulations. Home working with team presence in the office periodically – approx once a month at moment

The role:
Achieve the best outcomes for residents, value for money and compliance when sourcing goods, works and services.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To lead on corporate procurement matters and provide high-level advice to the Assistant Director Procurement and Commercial, Director of Finance, elected Members and SLT. To attend Member meetings, Scrutiny Panels and SLT as required. To make policy recommendations concerning procurement
  • Lead category management, market testing and e-procurement
  • To prepare complex and detailed reports, briefing notes, external correspondence, publicity and publications, and other material as required.
  • Define, gain agreement to, and implement strategic sourcing plans (including a pipeline of procurement opportunities) for one of the categories and sourcing initiatives in support of defined business goals and business roadmaps. Act as a single point of contact for the category and escalation point for the business contractor matters which require procurement/contractual expertise.
  • Use internal and external data and analysis, relationships, and specialist insight to provide a clear expert view (e.g., spend analysis, supply markets, sourcing value levers, supply market reviews, business case assessments etc.), to stimulate innovative problem solving within the business. Develop and commit to performance targets and provide reporting in line with business compliance and procedures
  • Be responsible for all procurement activity within your category, ensuring full compliance with public procurement law, commercial procedures, policy, governance, and assurance processes. Develop and continuously review market facing, category specific plans and framework management mechanisms delivering innovative propositions which meet the needs of the business

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: CIPS or MCIPS qualified
  • Experience: 2+ years working in a similar role.

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